Just in 2019 a staggering 204 billion mobile app downloads, is what the world witnessed thereby generating revenue of whopping $462 billion. An exponential rise in smartphone users has supported a massive upsurge in mobile app downloads for various needs including communication, entertainment, games, business, education, information amongst others.
As per Google Trends, “react native app development” has become a popular search term surpassing “hybrid app development”.
Some of the most downloaded mobile apps on both Android and iOS such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Skype, Tesla, Walmart, Uber, and Vogue are built on React Native.
Here is why React Native mobile development is increasingly becoming popular amongst businesses.
Majority of applications that are built on React Native are cross-platform; that means they can work with the same efficiency on both iOS and Android or any other OS that supports native applications. This is a crucial factor because both Android and iOS come with different design implications and even across Android versions and devices, the specifications are significantly different.
React renders platform modules and specific file extensions that are capable of identifying the OS and later defining the platform-specific implementations. React is capable of automatically picking up the accurate file depending on the OS, making it a capable option for hybrid application development.
Being an open-source project, React JS has a robust community of developers who are closely involved with the technology and have made multiple relevant components available for development needs.
Aside, it reduces coding efforts as the majority of the code can be shared efficiently between both iOS and Android versions of the mobile application. This makes the entire development process cost-efficient and quicker by up to 30 percent.
React Native also offers building squares that can be reused as local segments. Hence, the components and elements that a developer normally requires for iOS or Android apps are already present in React Native to deliver consistent functioning and aesthetics. This enables developers to easily and quickly develop the applications in a web-style way to deal with progressions.
With no requirement to re-build in the deployment cycle, the development process has become easier and more preferred. React Native also leverages Flexbox layout that allows developers to learn only one layout engine to easily develop Android and iOS hybrid apps at a faster pace.
Dynamic Updates and Codepush
UX Friendly Development At A Faster Pace
Takes Lesser Memory
React Native mobile app development is easily compatible with any third-party plugin. This eliminates the need to load everything on the mobile app’s interface. Hence, developers are not required to rely on WebView to perform functions and can easily connect with the plugin through the Native module.
For instance, you can easily add Google Maps through a plugin. As a result, the React Native mobile application takes significantly less space as cross-bridge linking is not required.
Cost-Efficient App Development
The cost of an application largely depends upon the operating system, application’s design elements, hardware, external APIs maintenance, UI and UX to name some of the core pieces.
React Native enables developers to share a majority of codes for both Android and iOS and make updates live instantly. It also facilitates efficient coding for faster development and deployment of apps. All these features make the hybrid app development process cost-efficient and fast.
With constantly increasing pressure to deliver quality-at-speed and release frequent security and functional updates, hybrid application development is becoming a norm. More businesses are leveraging React Native to render stunning mobile apps cost-efficiently through shorter development and deployment period.
QAIT DevLabs has an experienced team of React Native mobile app developers who bring in-depth experience and expertise in developing highly intuitive and user-friendly mobile applications that meet and exceed end-to-end business requirements.